badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with a creamy off white head. Nutty citrus and malty aroma and taste with a toffee finish.
IrishBoy (3727) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nose is caramel, dry toast, and light floral hops. Amber with a small off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, caramel, and the slight hint of butter barely noticeable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the giants brewfest. Dark red with a light beige head. Toasty and lightly roasted malt aroma. The flavor has a sweet toasty caramel sweetness and a dry toasty, almost roasted malt edge that reminds me a lot more of a brown than a red. A little lacking on body and mild on the hops. An odd brown-red hybrid type ale that could use a healthy hop balance.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a retaining tight light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/bread, earthy. Taste is medium malt-roasty/peat/bready, earthy hops bite.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and deep amber, golden, and with a small tan head. Toffee butterish and slight roasted caramel/breadish malt aroma. Sweet malty flavoured, light roasted note and a hint of liqourice. Butter notes disappear in the flavours. Ends mild bitter and with a reappearing butterish note from back of the nose.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Riptide Red Ale
Date: July 09, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice earthyness, sweet butterscotch
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
beerguy101 (5253) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at the brewpub on 7/9/2009. This amber pours a medium amber red color. The aroma is caramel and fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. A slightly sweeter than average amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on draft at the Beach Chalet brewpub.
Nice dark red color, good malt & carmel flavor.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub: Deep copper amber pour with a fading tan head. Simple aroma of deep caramel and dark grains. Rounded carbonation with a malt forward flavor- toasted and lightly caramelized malts with an almost chocolaty note. A bit over attenuated and fizzy. Not much hop actions at all. Grainy and one dimensional.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty nutty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty nutty hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish.